From the Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff Dennis L. Dotson
For Immediate Release
Date: Apr 04, 2011
||Sergeant Adam Shanks|
||Criminal Trespass and Assaulting an Officer|
||Mar 21, 2011|
||Approximately 7:59 pm|
||3100 Block of NE Old River Road, Siletz, Oregon|
On March 21, 2011 at approximately 8:23pm, Lincoln County Sheriff's Sergeant Adam Shanks responded to a trespass complaint in the 3100 Block of NE Old River Road in Siletz, Oregon. The complainant reported a white male adult, approximately 18 years of age, was found trespassing on her property shortly before 8:00pm.
The complainant reported the subject failed to comply with her request to leave her property and continued into a wooded area of her property. The caller provided a detailed description of the subject.
At approximately 9:11pm, Sergeant Shanks located the subject walking in the 700 Block of NE Old River Road. The subject, identified as 20 year old Sky Kruze Kuhlman of Siletz, was incoherent and showed signs of impairment. While attempting to detain Kuhlman for further investigation, Kuhlman resisted Sergeant Shanks's attempts and fled into a wooded area to the west of Old River Road.
A second deputy responded to the scene along with members of the Toledo Police Department and Oregon State Police to assist in searching for Kuhlman. The deputy located Kuhlman hiding in the woods approximately 75 yards from the stop location. While attempting to detain Kuhlman a second time, Kuhlman actively resisted the officers and displayed assaultive behaviors for several minutes before he was taken into custody. Multiple officers sustained physical injury as a result of Kuhlman's actions.
Kuhlman was transported to Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital where he was evaluated and released. Kuhlman was then transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged on one count of Criminal trespass II, one count of Resisting arrest, and two counts of Assaulting a public safety officer. His bail was set at $122,500.00.
PacWest Ambulance and Siletz Valley Fire Department assisted at the scene.
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